If your domain was registered with another registrar, you can transfer it to this site, and choose this site as your new registrar .
To begin, click on the Transfer link at this site. If you have an existing account with us, enter your username and password. If you have never used our services before, please signup, and set up an account with a username and password. This is how you will get access to your domain once the transfer is complete .
Duration of the Domain Transfer to complete.
You will receive confirmation immediately after your request. Also, within 24 hours, the administrative contact listed in the WHOIS record will be asked to verify the transfer request. Once you've approved the transfer with them, your name should migrate to our system within 5-7 days. Please make sure that the admin contact's email is up-to-date before submitting a name for transfer.
Once you've approved the transfer with them, your name should migrate to our system within 5-7 days. FOR THIS REASON, WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BEGIN THE TRANSFER PROCEDURE AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION DATE .
What to do before transferring your domain.
Before transferring the domain, make sure your domain complies with these ICANN rules.
1. Your domain should be registered-60 days ago
2. Your domain must have at least 21 days left before renewal
3. Your domain name must not expire .
To check the status of the domain transfer .
You can view the transfer status of a domain from your Domain Manager tool. Log in as the Domain Manager, and then select 'Check Transfer Status'. Here you can view the domain status .
How to get the Auth Code for the domain .
To get the Auth code for a domain you may need to contact us. We will send the Auth Code to your admin contact email address. Please note, the domain Authcodes are only useful when transferring your domain to another ICANN accredited registrar .
Expired domain transfer.
You cannot transfer a expired domain . If your old registrar has released the domain, you can re- register it through us. Most likely your old registrar has placed a 45 day hold on it in the hope that you will renew with them. If you do renew through your old registrar, you will be unable to transfer your domain for 60 days (it is treated like a new domain). You may petition your registrar to release the domain so that you can register it elsewhere, but then you would risk losing the domain. Services like Snapnames.com exist to grab up popular domains as soon as they become available .